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FOX Business
Nov 23, 2012 11:00am EST
's a meeting loosely scheduled in the white house against top democrats and republicans in congress with president obama. dagen? dagen: thank you so much, happy thanksgiving, my man. down in washington, d.c., but here in studio with my, monica crowely, author of "what the bleep just happened?" how do they have influence over the white house and represent in terms of the private job market a tiny sliver of employees in the country? >> it really is incredible. we've seen a hemorrhaging away from the many, many past decades. you're right to say their influence is a lot. it's disproportional to the membership. it's less about the union members and those running those union,s union heads. it should be no surprise here. i mean, barack obama's sympathies lie with the unions and their interests. that's always been the case from the time he was a community organizer straight through to the president of the united states. dagen: fixing entitlements is unavoidable. we're three years from the trust fund going bust. do you think this -- they will influence the president right now? >> remember, d
FOX News
Nov 22, 2012 9:00pm PST
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CNN
Nov 23, 2012 3:00am PST
and staffers at the white house. president tweeted this foet tote of the obama family. everybody looking a little younger there with a message saying, from this family to yours, happy thanksgiving. he then called ten service members in afghanistan and thanked them for their sacrifice. president also met with oregon state university basketball team. the head coach, of course, is michelle obama's brother, craig robinson. >> and this morning first lady michelle obama will weome the white house christmas tree. this is a look at last year's tree. this year's 19 foot frasier fir will arrive from ashe county, north carolina. it will be displayed in the blue room. >> thanksgiving not just for the earthwound. the three-man crew above the international 135is station celebrated with a big feast including smoked turkey. thermostabilized yams, yum. that sounds good, doesn't it? and russian mashed potatoes. that's a nod to the two russian crewmen on the station. they also had corn and cranberry apple dessert. astronauts have been giving thanks at zero gravity since 2000. >> feeling lucky this holiday
NBC
Nov 23, 2012 6:00am PST
white house christmas tree. would you have video of mrs. obama receiving the tree last year. this year's tree will be a 19-foot tall frazier fur from north carolina. it will be on display in the blue room of the white house. >> that's pretty cool. they come by horse-drawn carriage. you strap it to the top of the car without falling off. >> yeah, and i have a fake one. i think i'd rather have the presidential one. >> get you some of that pine spray. get the smell in the house. >> thanks for joining us this morning. thanks for being here as well marla. >> it's fun. >>> good morning. >>> good morning. ready, set, shop. black friday bargain hunters flooding stores nationwide hoping to snag great deals. is at sign
MSNBC
Nov 23, 2012 11:00am PST
forward at this point in time. but the one thing that is giving i think the white house some optimism, this administration and some democrats on the hill, president obama did win this election. he does feel as though he has leverage. he ran on a platform of increasing taxes for wealthier americans. and on top of that there's a lot of pressure to get something done. because if lawmakers and the president can't come to a deal, if we get deep into 2013, econo into a recession. you could see the unemployment rate go back up to 9%. i think there's a lot of pressure to get something done and all of the parties involved are hoping they will be able to by the january 1st deadline. >> kristen wker from the white house. thank you so much. appreciate that. >> thanks, craig. >> joined now byb. stoddard and bob franken. thanks for joining us. >> thank you for having us. >> let me start with you, some people say the president clearly has the upper hand in these negotiations, is that true? >> not entirely. i think what kristen said is true that polling shows that most americans agree a pretty strong
CNN
Nov 23, 2012 11:00am PST
christmas at the white house. first lady michelle obama was presented with the official white house christmas tree. >> it's a go. good. we can have christmas now. >> thank you so much. >> daughter sasha and malia gave the 19 footer from north carolina the onceover. michelle obama gives it thumbs up, says we'll take it. meanwhile, the oregon state university men's basketball team got the presidential treatment this thanksgiving. president obama seen here joking with the team. first lady invited the team and her brother, who is the coach to have dinner with the family. >>> just ahead, two women fired after a picture surfaces on facebook. one of them is flipping the bird during a trip to the tomb of the unknowns. is this fair? we're on the case. >>> plus, two people dead and a dozen in serious condition. did you see this? a tragic pileup involving 100 vehicles on a highway. we're now hearing what's to blame here. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why shoul
ABC
Nov 22, 2012 4:00pm PST
the turkey as a pet. i'm not sure how it will coexist with other animals in the house. moving on. president obama has a new pen pal, a 10-year-old girl. >> she sent this letter to the president thanking him for his position on same-sex marriage and asking him to say hi to his daughters for her. >> larry: actually second letter to the president. first one invited mr. obama to dinner. students were teasing go her about her two fathers and she was asking for advice. >> the president wrote back, he suggested to remind schools about the golden rule, treating others the way you hope to be treated. he apologized to be not being able to make a dinner but said hello. >> a game of patience. >> we're not talking sports, salami making, more people are curing their own meat. that is up next. >> in the newsroom, coming up at 5:00. thanksgiving miracle story coming out of ucsf. a young man you thers two words his mother has long to hear. >> fans are sounding off what they are >> larry: for thousands of years people have been preserving meat. in modern times we go to the grocery store and buy it. more peop
NBC
Nov 23, 2012 11:00am PST
obama along with her daughters welcoming the tree to the white house. >>> speaking of christmas trees, bay area cities are getting ready to ring in the christmas season. you can come on downtown to san jose. that's where i will be tonight opening the ice skating rink at 5:30 tonight. olympic gold medalist kris kristi yamaguchi will be there. then our own meteorologist christina loren will be at san francisco's square lighting the tree. this is the 48th annual tree lighting there. that gets under way at 5:30 tonight. looking forward to it. >> oh, yes, indeed. >> we have to bundle up? >>> it will be chilly out there in san jose and san francisco. temperatures feeling like the 50s because of the winds we're expecting to pick up. you can meet our own marla tellez out there tonight in san jose. christmas in the park. we meet back here on cyber monday. the christmas tree will be all lit up. we are looking forward to that. as we head through the day, clear conditions prevail. it is beautiful out there. winds are picking up a touch. but not too much. we're not talking about really gusty winds
CBS
Nov 22, 2012 5:30pm PST
too much power. president obama spent the holiday at the white house. he phoned 10 american service men and women in afghanistan to thank them for their sacrifice. at a u.s. base in kabul, troops feasted on 200 turkeys and the trimmings. about 66,000 americans are still deployed in afghanistan. most are expected home by the end of 2014. as we reported here last night, america's ambassador to the united nations, susan rice, has broken her silence about the controversial remarks she made back in september about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in that attack. sharyl attkisson in washington has more on that tonight. sharyl. >> reporter: ambassador rice defended her comment from more than nine weeks ago when she said the benghazi attacks did not appear preplanned. she said that reflected the best intelligence at the time. >> i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary and that our investigations would give
CNN
Nov 23, 2012 4:00am PST
, i think, between the white house and the israeli prime minister. president obama and netanyahu have not gotten along. that's been well documented. but the united states is now reaching out going to help israel in a new way. so that does strengthen bibi netanyahu's long-term position, as well. >> final question the other actor in the region we've been talking about all of them is egypt, of course. the u.s. has really fallen all over itself thanking egypt for its role in achieving a cease-fire here. but over the last 24 hours, something fascinating happened in egypt. the leader there mohamed morsi game himself immunity from any kind of legal challenge until there is a new constitution in that country. some people say that essentially lines him up to be a dictator. >> well he certainly gives him very worrying powers. authoritarian powers. he has not used them. there are lots of reasons he did that. egypt is under the gun to try to produce a new constitution. some of the judges that president mubarak put in toward the end may not be as neutral and objective. let's wait and see how morsi
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 7:00am EST
in control of the senate and president obama reelected to a second term in the white house. on a federal level, people believed compromise is possible. not so, says the new york times, on the state level. what are your thoughts on this? we also posted the question on our facebook page. we have a couple comments -- you can post your comments as well on facebook if you want to participate that way, or send us an e-mail or a tweet. this is inside the new york times and they have a chart showing the outcomes of the 2012 elections -- that's how it breaks down. norma is a democrat in st. petersburg, florida. what is your state legislature like and what are your priorities? caller: i voted democratic. i believe that obama offered than did the republican party. the candidate was weak, self- serving. i found him to be untruthful on too many occasions. and the republican party seems unwillingrpe4d their ness to cooperate, their stance to make obama a one-term president was a real turn off from the beginning of his administration. host: did you vote democratic all the way down the ticket? caller: y
FOX News
Nov 23, 2012 6:00am PST
. obama controls the white house, we control the house, democrats controls the senate. but guess what? the american people don't expect a status quo in governance. gregg: there's a recent rasmussen poll and, juan, i want you to take a look as well, 57% agree that raising taxes on those making more than $250,000 a year is a good idea. can you put that up on the screen, if you would, the poll? 35% disagree, so almost 60% now think the president's probably on the right track. juan, i mean, given his re-election circumstances have changed, have they not, and the president has, therefore, a political advantage? >> i think he has some leverage, and he certainly can point to the election results, not only his re-election, but with, of course, adding democrats in the congress and in the house. and you look at the new incoming house republicans, i think a dozen of them have refused to sign norquist's pledge. and in addition to saxby chambliss, you have tom coburn and i think bob corker of tennessee and i don't know mccain of arizona -- and john mccain of arizona all making noises about it's ti
MSNBC
Nov 23, 2012 10:00am PST
, but clearly susan rice is very popular within the white house. president obama has a very close relationship with her. and she's at the top of the list. so they're upset in the white nator mccain and from senator graham. the president made that very clear at his news conference a week or so ago when he said if you're going to come after somebody, come after me. it's interesting to watch that and i think this fight is going to continue. >> all right. edward, jeff. thanks to both of you and happy black friday to both of you as well. >> happy black friday too. edging closer to the cliff. congress coming back to work on monday. they will have just a few short weeks to keep the economy out of the ditch. we're going to look into can be done and then a little later, now former congressman jesse jackson jr.'s famous father speaking out about his son's decision to step down. you are watching msnbc, the place for politics. 9 some people put everything into their work, their name on the door and their heart into their community. small business saturday is a day to show our support
CBS
Nov 22, 2012 11:00pm PST
miss you guys! >> i will see you in the springtime! >> reporter: president obama sent his own greeting to u.s. forces from the white house. >> to all our service members. it is my honor to be your commander in chief. from our family to yours, happy thanksgiving, everybody! >> reporter: one soldier said it was like a usual day in a war zone except the food was much better. at the cafeteria, the lines were long. an arm of cooks served up trays of beef, 200 turkeys, mac and cheese and corn bread. for some, it was a day to think about home. >> i love you guys a lot. i wish i could be with you, but i'm there in spirit for sure! >> reporter: many people it's great to keep an american tradition alive half a world away. >>> he was pennyless when he came to america after escaping nazi germany. now, a wealthy man wants to give back. >> the man's story of survival and the legacy he wants to leave behind. >> please join me in welcoming mr. roth lewis. >> reporter: 88-year-old roth lewis is giving dominican university its largest gift in history. >> i was looking for a place to put the hard-earned
FOX Business
Nov 23, 2012 2:00pm EST
for that argument so, you know, the timing is everything. timing was good to buy stocks at the beginning of obama, and now, not so much. housing is a great place to be because it's cheap. melissa: i have to say i felt better after hearing spencer's ideas. don't you feel better? come on. great advice like that coming from top experts. it's all about looking ahead and knowing what to do with your money. all right. coming up, iran's thumbs its nose at western sanctions. we'll explain how it's using billions of dollars worth of gold to stay financially afloat. plus, what goes up must come down unless your red bull's brand. how fearless felix's record space jump may have revolutionized the world of marketing. can you ever have too much money? no way. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. governor of getting it done. you know how to dance... with a deadline. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. this is awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is, business pro. yes, it
KRON
Nov 23, 2012 6:00am PST
. >> president obama is funding advisers have urged the white house to except corporate donations for his january inauguration. this instead of relying on donors to help fund his $1 billion reelection effort. >> it is cold outside and you will certainly feel this. and lot of people stayed indoors and the people that are off for the door busters is 39 degrees in vallejo. it is 44 degrees in livermore and as we take a look at that afternoon high will be in mid 60's. oakland is getting into the mix and santa rosa is climbing into the '70s. it looks like fremont will have an afternoon high of 67 degrees. it will be clear conditions and we did see some fog formed earlier this morning high pressure is in control and it will continue to build into the weekend. let's walk you through the forecast and there are a lot of changes to talk about. do not be surprised if you see fog rolled through. saturday afternoon looks to be the warmest of the week and you can expect plenty of 70's. we are still keeping the sunshine around. when state night into thursday we are talking about the chance of wet weather. looki
KRON
Nov 23, 2012 7:00am PST
thanksgiving and a special delivery already arriving at the white house. first lady michelle obama and the daughters received the official christmas tree. it's a 19 ft. freezer firm from a farm in north carolina. it is specifically for the blue room in the white house. we'll have more with the kron4 and a's will we continue after the break. [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] >> we have been filing a fatal crash this morning with a mini van running into the back of a chp vehicle that was pulled over on the side of 1 01 and embarcadero. will tran has been giving us more information throughout the morning. two people ejected out that many van and one was survive and airlifted? >> yes. there is the as to be all crumbled and rolled up several times. it will be here for quite some time as investigators take measurements and see if
CBS
Nov 23, 2012 4:00am PST
. >>> president obama sent thanksgiving wishes to u.s. forces. the white house says he called 10 u.s. service members in afghanistan and thanked them for their work and sacrifice. the president then had a quiet thanksgiving dinner celebrating with family and friends at the white house. some service members stationed at a military base near kabul, afghanistan worked up an appetite playing a good old-fashioned game of touch football and followed it up with a traditional thanksgiving meal complete with all the fixings. fragile cease-fire between israel and hamas. both sides declaring victory and vowing to retaliate if attacked but so far it's still holding. a top leader of egypt's muslim brotherhood is calling for a holy war. he urged muslims to back the palestinians. his statement contradicts morsi's who helped broker that cease-fire. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest this morning. good morning. >> reporter: talking about jihad being obligatory for muslims, an example of the conflicting messages that regularly come out of the brotherhood but for now the 24 hour cooling off period
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2012 8:00pm EST
with president obama, you know, at the white house, aside from asking him to use the bully pulpit more -- >> guest: i'm somewhat serious. i'd ask him to -- this is a somewhat different dimension, but it was talked about in the book. i'd ask him to make content for us. what's happening now is the public's discourse, it's so destroyed in 30 seconds, but you can't have a chance to go deep on either side of the aisle. right now, the main adult learning happens on the 24-hour news, and it's in the 30-second sound bites. no one understands the issues so it's emotionally chargedded. this form phak or, this way is a chance for obama to really explain why he makes the decisions he does, and maybe the opposition to really explain why and get to -- diagram it out, have a quiz after so people retain it. that fills in the gap in learning that, frng lay -- some of the most popular videos are credit default swaps, the health care plan, the electoral college, gaps in people's learning and adults of any age want to learn it. >> host: a pleasure reading the book and nice meeting you, and thanks for join
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2012 11:00pm EST
have made in the white house, and i'm not an apoll gist for the obama, but what i can speak about in detail is the way he handled this particular episode and can tell you this was not an easy call, and a couple that were gutsy. one is ultimately the two options waived were firing a small missile at the target, the man called the pacer, observed him walking in the compound, a missile the size of the foreman fired from a drone so small i doubt pakistan would have known it flew in and back. there's no downside or risk to the option. no forces put in jeopardy. it's a very reliable weapon, success with it, a fire missile. there's a chance you're not going to hit the target rvetion right? that's the only downside to the option. there's no huge diplomatic fallout. there's a good chance people would never know for sure. well, who killed the man in the compound if they pursued that option? well, i'm thinking, if i'm president of the united states, that's a fairly attractive option. the only downside to that is if you miss or kill the wrong person, something you'd like to avoid. on the othe
MSNBC
Nov 23, 2012 7:00am PST
the negotiations ahead. kristin is at the white house. the president is back from his trip. what are senior staffers saying about all the upcoming talks? >> reporter: hope you had a great holiday, alex. they believe that president obama essentially has the leverage in the situation. not only did he win the election having run on a platform of increasing taxes on wealthier americans, if you look at the polls a majority of americans actually agree with him on that issue. as you know, president obama invited congressional leaders to the white house last week. they struck a rare tone of bipartisanship after that meeting. then as you point out, seems like both sides sort of went back to their respective corners and democrats really digging in their heels on entitlements, republicans digging in their heels on the issue of taxes. we're told that aids on the hill are trying to work through a couple of compromise scenarios, especially on the issue of taxes, that would essentially allow taxes to go up on wealthier americans without increasing the rates. there are a couple of ways that you can do this
CNN
Nov 23, 2012 1:00pm PST
for boost®. >>> house speaker john boehner says the country can't afford obama care. joining me for today's strategy session our cnn contributor and democratic strategist donna brazile and senior kriblt tor and editor and chief of redstate.com, erick erickson. thanks for coming in especially on the day after thanksgiving. erick, i want to begin with you. house speaker john boehner wrote this "we can't afford to leave the president's health care law in tact. that's why i've been clear the law has to stay on the table as both parties discuss ways to solve our nation's massive debt challenge." where after this election does the house speaker if you will get the political capital to take this tact? >> well, at first, i have to point out, it's not just the day after thanksgiving, this is during the lsu game that donna and i are here. >> go tigers. >> arkansas. yes, the big game. now as to john boehner, the issue here is many of the states are opting out of state exchanges. there was a quirk when they passed the law nancy pelosi said you have to pass the law to find out what was in it, what was
FOX News
Nov 23, 2012 10:00am PST
and tax hikes for every american take effect. president obama met with top lawmakers including house speaker john boehner. both sides claim they are willing to compromise you they are at odds for tax increases for high-income earners. rick: a lot is at stake if no deal is reached in time. the national budget office claims the economy would be thrown back into a recession and increase unemployment by 2 million. the pentagon indicated cuts would devastate the country's economy. happy thanksgiving to you and your family. they have got to make a deal, don't they? >> they have to. you highlighted the congressional budget office estimates. if a deal is not made they estimate the first quarter of 2013 we would have a 4% dip in the overall economy. so that coupled with unemployment i think democrats and republicans have to come together to mold and fortify some plan, whether that be eliminating tax loopholes. cutting tax rates a bit. and, you know, cutting spending as well. rick: you mean raising tax rates? >> excuse me. raising tax rates. i think raising tax rates a bit will be okay for the
FOX News
Nov 23, 2012 2:00pm PST
know what more than anything else, a period of time for three weeks thought obama was going lose, lose the senate and the house was going to be republican and scared the heck out of all of us and that was a period when all of a sudden they said, wait a e, we people like alito on the supreme court. >> and i think power is a very important thing and unseating an incumbent is hard, we usually give our presidents a second chance. but his shot or fair shot and fair share was persuasive, but it could have been met with fair shot and fair share, the government the way it's going is holding you back and the reason you consider yourself lower middle class, you can't get ahead because the government is holding you back. >> and that's the rhetoric. >> without a couple of major league flubs over the last two election cycles, the senate very well could be republican and there are a lot of tea party people who did win senate seats. >> absolutely. they've been a commendable force, in terms of motivation, momentum, raising money and get out the vote and they have been very good. and they're doing bett
ABC
Nov 23, 2012 6:00am PST
with a clear sky, nothing to worry about, let's turn it over to eric. >>> :24. >>> president obama and the first family are at the white house for the thank weekend. today the first lady will be presented with the official white house christmas tree, a 19 foot fir from north carolina. the president tweeted this photo yesterday and wished the american people a happy holiday. the first family hosted a thanksgiving dinner last night at the white house. the menu included turkey, ham, and green bean casserole along with half a dozen pies. >>> in san francisco today the macy's annual tree lighting ceremony hundreds are expected to gather at union square at 6:00 tonight witness the 23rd annual presentation this is video of last year this year's tree said to be eight day three fetal, thousands of -- 83 feet tall,thons of lights. >> olympic skating champion and fremont native kristi yamauchi will be in downtown san jose tonight for the official opening ceremony of the outdoor ice rink near the fairmont under a beautiful circle of palm trees ceremony gets underway 5:30 p.m.. a half hour late
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2012 9:00pm EST
and appeals from those judgments are now before the supreme court, not brought by the government and obama administration believes that laws unconstitutional but wrought by the house of representatives which has the right to defend an act of congress that the president chooses not to defend. i think it's a sure bet that the court will undertake the defense of marriage act again because there are judgments in the lower court saying it's unconstitutional. so again, that is the agenda setting function and what we are going to be hearing about, debating and talking about and ultimately getting a decision. it really lies in the power of the court and a very major and i said under appreciated power. one question that it raises really is how did the justices know what's important? how do they know what they should be deciding? obviously when people bring their appeals to the spin court they lay out the case and the format of one of these petitions question presents what it is they want the court to decide. they have 30 pages to make their case. the court should hear them out. the justices live in
FOX News
Nov 22, 2012 4:00pm PST
at how president obama worked behind the scenes to help make that agreement happen. mike emanuel live at the white house with more on that. mike, how confident are they about this cease-fire? >> well, greg, they are aware of history. they recognize the cease-fire is still fragile and they recognize violence could easily flare up again. another white house photo takes us behind the scenes in cambodia when president obama spoke to secretary of state hillary clinton and told her he was dispatching her to the middle east. after the cease-fire was announced, secretary clinton was careful with her language. >> the united states will work with partners across the region to consolidate this progress. improve conditions for the people of gaza. provide security for the people of israel. >> and u.s. officials seem hopeful that the new president of egypt, mohammed morsi who played a key role in this whole standoff, this conflict that he will be a force for peace in the future, gregg. >> gregg: so far so good. what about the president's second term if the cease-fire does not hold? >> violence in t
FOX News
Nov 23, 2012 3:00am PST
differently in the white house. president obama picked out the turkey they wanted and sent in field team 6 to take it out. >> it wouldn't be much left of the turkey it is it black friday. stores have been open since last night if you can believe that and people are stocking up on the supplies. and they will have the items ready to go. and what i have right here is deep discounts and hundreds of dollars off they are available on line today. >> first one i need. my thermostat is a mess. we install would it at my house and last year, our heating bills was $500 and dropped to $200 and using the nest thermostat. it knows when you are at home and not and knows if you are going in the rooms and sensors and knows if you sleep these hours and you can control it with a smart phone. land from a flight and want to turn on the air conditioning x. launch the app. >> you are heating the rooms and wasting and throwing money away. >> i should have mentioned and today only $249 and it is $199 and that is first generation only. and so get the nest. >> jabo make it is great blue tooth and now in the peeker. >
CNN
Nov 23, 2012 6:00am PST
.c. a little over an hour from now, the first lady, michelle obama, will be presented with the white house christmas tree. it was selected in october and harvested this month. christmas trees are a tradition for many people this time of year. there's another tradition that gives special meaning, the real meaning to the holiday season for christians worldwide. i'm talking about the story of the birth of jesus christ. now a new book challenges everything you may think you know. and you'll never guess who the author is. co-editor of cnn's belief belong. good morning. >> good morning, carol. >> this book was written by the pope? >> it was. i thought you were going to say it was written by me, which would have been nice. but, no, it's written by the pope. it really spells out important pieces of the christmas story tradition that the pope says are wrong. three points. the timing, the animals and the angels. >> so let's start with the timing. s. >> historical ly, the calendar has revolved around the year jesus was born, which people usually recognize as the year zero. the pope is saying in this
MSNBC
Nov 23, 2012 8:00am PST
about this problem. certainly president obama has been meeting with congressional leaders. he had them here at the white house last week. they came out and struck this tone of bipartisanship, but they're also cautious in that optimism. you remember the knockdown dragout debt ceiling fight of the summer of 2011. i don't think they think it's going to get that ugly. at the same time this is not going to be easy going as we head to the first of the year. now republicans are still sort of digging in their heels on the issues of taxes. democrats seem to be hardening their stance. taxes, that challenge is going to be to find a way to increase taxes on the wealthy. to increase taxes on higher earners without increasing the rate. that would be a win win for both sides. the question is, how do you do that? one option, to potentially roll back tax breaks that wealthier americans and corporations are given. they're batting a couple of ideas around. one thing that is giving folks hope, the fact that house speaker john boehner and eric cantor seem to be working more in lock step now than they were
KRON
Nov 22, 2012 8:00pm PST
at home >> happy thanksgiving from the first family. this is a photograph president obama tweeted. the photo from a couple of years ago, showing the family in a happy spirit. the white house said the first family will spend thanksgiving with friends, family and staff at the white house. before the dinner, the president took time to address the country. >> i want to wish everyone a happy thanksgiving. this is a day for family friends, food and football. it's a day to fight the overwhelming urge to take a nap, at least until after dinner, but most of all, it's a time to give things for each other and the incredible bounty we enjoy in this country. >> >> reporter: during the address, president obama talked about those in the northeast who are still recovering from super storm sandy and all of the volunteers still helping them and today was no exception as volunteers stand out across- sections of new york devastated by the storm on long island, the long beach nonprofit group surf for all hosted a thanksgiving event that fed 1200 people. >> >> it certainly was a nice thanksgiving after
MSNBC
Nov 23, 2012 3:00am PST
? >> well, a lot of them, joe. it's as if president obama, sometime last summer, put a sign on the white house lawn saying, closed for business until after the election. well, now we're well after the election, and the problems that have been waiting are stacked up. and i'd start with iran. there have been quiet conversations going on all fall with the people who purport to be intermediaries, emissaries for the iranian leadership sketching possible deals that could be made to resolve the nuclear issue. president obama and his advisers are going to have to decide over the next, i'd say, month or so how serious those deals are. i think it's possible in addition to a big meeting of the so-called p-5 plus one negotiating group and its major powers including the u.s. plus iran that there may be possibly secret bilateral explorations between u.s. and iranian representative just to see what kind of deal is possible. what kind of deal with satisfy the u.s. and israel that iran won't have a bomb and won't have the capability to break out to having one. so that's got to be resolved early in the ne
MSNBC
Nov 23, 2012 12:00pm PST
things at one poinut. >> former president clinton brought the house down one of the great speeches ever i think and made the case for reelecting president obama in a way the candidate himself n to do even to the end. let's listen to big bill. >> are than when he took office? everybody has fo has forgotten. when president barack obama took office, the econo wasfall and it had just shrunk nine full percent of losing 750,000 jobs a month. are weter than that today? the answer is yes. >> you know,hinking about to the fareryiry tale remark but the showmanship with the hands and cuff flashing the way he presents his case. >> chris -- >> very southern. >> earlier thisneeds for ganyway? they are for moments like that. i was on the floor for that moment and it was one of the most memorable things i've seen hall or anywhere. that was bill career. that was everything he had learned by showmanship and telling the story. >> love politics. >> and about how to make the case for the president. he made it so simply so clearly, so logically, that you wondered why the supposed g
FOX News
Nov 23, 2012 8:00am PST
way to 1600 pennsylvania avenue as of a new moments ago. first lady michelle obama, along with sasha, malia and first dog beau were presented with this year's tree. it's a tree from north carolina. if you've ever had the chance to be at the white house at christmastime it is one of the magnificent decorations inside that house. arthel: it's beginning to look a lot like christmas. i love it. black friday shoppers dealing with more than just long lines and big crowds today, they are facing picketing workers at many walmart stores. their unions are flexing muscles and one of the bussist shopping days of the years. james rosen is live at a walmart in land over hills, maryland, how many picketers are out there? >> at this point it's all done, but it was quite a different scene earlier arthel. we are awaiting some word from walmart stores inc, the national chain as to how many members of its u.s. workforce of 1.4 million employees walked off the job today. early indications are that it is a very small fraction. here in suburban maryland in answer to your question roughly 400 protestors wer
MSNBC
Nov 23, 2012 9:00am PST
bill clbts brought the house down, one of the great speeches ever and made the case for re-electing president obama the way the candidate never got able to do even to the end. listen to big bill at his best. >> are we better off than we were when he took office? listen to this, everybody's forgotten -- everybody's forgotten when president barack obama took office, the economy was in freefall, it had just shrunk nine full percent of gdp, we were losing 750,000 jobs a month. are we doing better than that today? the answer is yes. >> i was thinking back to the fairy tail remark that hurt him more than obama. the guy's showmanship with the hands, the cuffs flashing, the whole way he presents his case -- >> chris -- >> very southern too. >> i wrote who needs conventions what are they for? they're for moments like that. i was on the floor for that moment one of the most memorable things i've seen live in a hall or anywhere. that was bill clinton at the summation of had is career. that was everything he had learned about showmanship, telling a story. >> i love politics. >> and how
MSNBC
Nov 23, 2012 6:00am PST
on this da after. thank you. >>> there's been a lot of gop soul-searching after president obama won re-election, but should democrats be concerned, too? especially if you look at the state legislatures and governors houses where according to "the new york times" at least 24 states will be completely controlled by republicans, both with legislatures and governships. what does that say for democrats? >> it's a great point. i think, first of all, it suggests we have to be vigilant, that we can't take politics as a federal level reality. we have to talk about state level and talk about local levels because that's where a lot of stuff gets done. that's where a lot of bills get passed. where a lot of referendums, say on gay marriage or legalizing marijuana for medical use, or the use of certain kinds of paradigms for bills gets passed. so you have to be able to talk about the local level and democrats have to be vigilant here and concerned about the fact that even though nationally the vision of president obama carried the day. the weight of his agenda is on resources to vulnerable populatio
FOX News
Nov 23, 2012 12:00pm PST
. the white house praised him for that role. president morsi is the first democratically elected president and critics say the powers could pave the way for another dictatorship. jennifer, how has the obama administration responded? >>reporter: the department issue add statement expressing concerns about the developments in egyptian but did not mention president morsi by name. "one of the aspirations of the revolution was to ensure that power would not be overly concentrated in the hands of any one person or institution. we call for calm and call for all to work together and call for egyptians to work together peacefully and through democratic dialogue." president obama left to play golf at andrews air force base with no indication he or secretary of state, hillary clinton have reached out to president morsi days before the president was on the phone with the egyptian president and the israeli prime minister brokering the cease-fire deal in gaza. the egyptian president received accolades from the white house and state department for brokering the peace deal with hamas but today thousands o
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 1:00am EST
as the advantages of military of vice. >> listen in. the secret white house recordings of john f. kennedy. sunday night at 8:00. "you remember barack obama fifth speech in 2004 at the democratic national convention? it instantly makes him a national figure. without the speech, he is not a candidate for president. linking gives a dazzling speech in new york. it really is a beautiful testament to the quality of lincoln's mind. but when he ran for the senate, when barack obama give the speech in 2004, he was running for senate, and he won. abraham lincoln lost. think about abraham lincoln in 1860. think about barack obama running for the presidency in 2008 if he had lost the senate election, not if he had won it. that is the level of national of security we are talking about. >> the professor profiles historic and modern leaders to show the lessons that can be learned from those who have had the greatest impact on their time. he talks on book tv, sunday at 9:00 p.m. and midnight eastern, part of a book tv's holiday >> actor and former california governor arnold schwarzenegger joins a group of execut
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 2:00pm EST
satellite corp. 2012] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> the white house christmas tree was delivered this morning. it is from ash farms and has provided the white house tree each year since 1966. [instrumental of o christmas tree] ♪ >> first lady michelle obama, her daughters and their dog came out to watch the arrival. president obama was not on hand. he took advantage of the nice weather to play his first round of golf in several months. >> happy thanksgiving, everybody. >> i think we will take it. it is a go. it is good. we can have christmas now. well done. >> how does it look? >> it is gorgeous. it is perfect. we are going to take it. you all take care. >> here is some of what we have coming up for you today here on c-span. nobel laureate and burmese opposition leader aung san suu kyi excess the congressional gold medal, followed by another congressional gold medal ceremony with professional golfer arnold palmer. later, african-american photographers talk about the integrity of photojournalism. watch the history of the presidential appointment process at geo
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